COMM111: Media and Society
Section: E11     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearSummer I 2012 / (6 weeks): May 21, 2012 to Jul 2, 2012
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Shawn Queeney   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8428
Campus Location: Hicks 204

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 15 - 22 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


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Accessing Your Course

Publisher's Website

This course will use a website developed by a textbook publisher. Specific details for accessing this website will be provided by your instructor.

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.

Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.

Other Information about the Course

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: •Dominick, J. (2011). The Dynamics of Mass Communication, 11th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.

•Elder, L., Paul, R. (2009). The Thinker’s Guide for Students on How to Study and Learn a Discipline. Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking

•Elder, L., Paul, R. (2009). The Thinker’s Guide to Analytic Thinking. Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking

•Elder, L., Paul, R. (2009). The Thinker’s Guide for Conscientious Citizens on How to Detect Media Bias & Propaganda in National and World News. Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking

•Elder, L., Paul, R. (2009). The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking. Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS: Students must have access to a computer, printer, and internet. The computer should run the latest (2010) version of Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel.

Students must have one (1) key/jump drive to store assignments, journals, and associated reports.

Students must be familiar with how Canvas functions (Downloading/uploading assignments, sending e-mails, posting discussions, etc.). To that end, it is strongly recommended that students view the Canvas Basics course space or contact the TLC 215-497-8754 to receive training on how to utilize Canvas effectively.

The instructor’s primary focus will be on the course content and NOT on teaching students how to utilize Canvas.

Here is a link for students on how to utilize canvas: There is no login is required.

The email address for the virtual campus department is:

If you have questions regarding the Media and Society course, please contact me at:

I look forward to working with you this summer.